runabout
noun Date: 1549 1. one who wanders about ; stray 2. a light usually open wagon, car, or motorboat

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  • runabout — [run′ə bout΄] n. 1. a person who runs about from place to place 2. a light, one seated, open carriage ☆ 3. a light, one seated, open automobile; roadster ☆ 4. a light motorboat …   English World dictionary

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  • runabout — UK [ˈrʌnəˌbaʊt] / US noun [countable] Word forms runabout : singular runabout plural runabouts informal 1) a small car that is used for making short journeys 2) British a period of sports training …   English dictionary

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  • runabout — /run euh bowt /, n. 1. a small, light automobile or other vehicle, usually with an open top; roadster. 2. a small pleasure motorboat. 3. a person who roves around from place to place or group to group. [1540 50; n. use of v. phrase run about] * * …   Universalium

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